Here you can purchase books of sheet music for original compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes for Celtic harp by Carol Kappus.
The Parting Glass contains three famous parting glass songs:
Arranged for voice and harp.
Arranged for harp only and for harp and voice, Originally a Scottish tune but now sung on both sides of the water.
Alan Bell’s famous tune, arranged for harp only and for harp and voice. You may know this tune a it is the tune that is always sung at the close of the Somerset Harp Festival.
Lyrics are included for all the tunes that have them, along with extensive notes about each song.
Nine beautiful arrangements from Carol’s Music of Ireland show.
Another one of those beautiful, melancholy songs of homesickness for the beautiful land of Ireland. I arranged this with lots of dramatic rising chord runs which symbolize the waves crashing against the rocky shore.Cape Clear
One of my favorites. This tune fits the hand so well, it is pure pleasure to play.
A Gaelic lullaby. This can be played as a solo or as an ensemble piece. The directions of how to do this are on page 6.Gartan Mother’s Lullaby
This tune makes a nice medley paired with Baloo Baleerie. They have the same ending to tie them together. Gartan Mother’s Lullaby has beautiful words so you can sing it too or accompany a friend as they sing it.
Brian Boru was a famous warrior and High King of Ireland who died in 1014. There are many versions of this famous march. Hope you like this one! Play it strong and fiercely!The Last Rose of Summer
The famous song written by poet Thomas Moore in 1805. This is beautiful played as a solo but you can also sing the brilliant words or have someone sing them as you play. I have included it in a high and low key so you can fit it to your voice if you want to sing. High key: C Low key: GDanny Boy
My very schlurpy version of this much-loved tune.Lord Galway’s Lament
My favorite O’Carolan tune. Simple but haunting. This can be played as an ensemble piece (directions on page 18). I often pair this with The Foggy Dew.The Foggy Dew
A mournful lament and rebel tune about the Easter Uprising of 1916.
Songs for Skye is a book of stories and sheet music for celtic harp inspired by the Isle of Skye on the western edge of Scotland.
For years, Carol has been visiting the Isle of Skye to study gaelic language and music. Songs for Skye features beautiful full-color photographs, descriptions of Carol's favorite experiences and places on Skye, and sheet music for eleven of Carol’s original celtic harp compositions inspired by these places and events, and nine arrangements of traditional celtic songs she learned on Skye. Songs are suitable for a variety of levels from intermediate to advanced celtic harpers. The book is 40+ printed pages with plastic comb binding so it will lie completely flat when open on your music stand.
This book contains some favorite arrangements that were requested by friends and students including the following:
My new very schlurpy arrangement that many people liked when it appeared recently in Folk Harp Journal.Women of Ireland
This arrangement is flashy but chord based so not hard to play.Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier/ Siuil a Rùn
Lots of lush chords. Schlurpy and sentimental but not hard to play.
A relaxing tune to play, based on 7 chords. Easy.The Water is Wide, Shall We Gather at the River, Shenandoah
A beautiful medely which can be used as a solo, or played by an ensemble. Each tune can also be played individually.